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Melville Peninsula, central-east shore of Hoppner Inlet, Bad Cache Rapids Fm (Ordovician of Canada)

Where: Northwest Territories, Canada (66.9° N, 83.8° W: paleocoordinates 5.1° S, 43.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bad Cache Rapids Formation, Wildernessian (460.9 - 449.5 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; brown limestone

• Rubbly limestone.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Fossils described by Bolton and Sanford.

Primary reference: T. E. Bolton. 1977. Introduction. Geology of Ordovician rocks, Melville Peninsula and region, southeastern District of Franklin. Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 269:1-5 [S. Holland/T. Hanson/T. Hanson] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 26940: authorized by Steven Holland, entered by Tori Hanson on 08.11.2002

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